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Mike Cooke

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  1. We had an excellent Slalom cup for foiling Mini40's at Gosport - at times we had half a dozen boats foiling apparent wind and trading gybes at some great speeds.
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  3. Be interested to know what advice you've been given to cause such a U turn. The most limiting factor with multihulls is the choice of sailing water and having access to a Lee shore in case the worst happens. If you can find one, Hobbyking did a 1M tri called the Skate - other than being too bendy it was alright for the money.
  4. First up, check out the Mini40 Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Mini40Multihull/ The fastest boat in the UK is the Shinobi which there's a bit about here : http://www.aardvarkracing.co.uk/radio-boats/rc-foiler-tri/ Disclaimer: I make the Shinobi! Theres a 2 day championships at Gosport in about 5 weeks time, along with the 2 day Flevocup in the Netherlands in May which are the 2 main events in the Mini40 calendar...
  5. Depends how precious you are about weight - a good paintjob can weigh quite a bit, so getting rid of all the old stuff will go a long way.
  6. I actually question whether they're good at all at model scale - I'm going with them because thats what everyone does and while evaluating my hull designs it would be silly to mess around with non-standard rigs.
  7. From what I can gather, most of the fast folk use pocket luff for everything except A rig...
  8. Is Email notification of a Private Message enabled by default? I can totally imagine people not thinking to come back and check for messages on here.
  9. RMG best winch, but I've got a PJ (larger of the two) winch in my RM which has been doing pretty well so far. Bit cheaper, quite a bit lighter too.
  10. Just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone involved, especially the Judges/race committee who had to make a couple of difficult calls. Had a great weekend and enjoyed some really good racing.
  11. Thoroughly enjoyed it - good work all round everyone involved.
  12. Theres been a bit of a revival of radio Multihull racing over the past few years led by Mike Dann down at Gosport. As such we're having a 2 day open this year and trying to encourage as many visitors as possible, even have a few European boats signed up. If you've got one lying around gathering dust or even if you just fancy having a gander at these rapid racers then get down to Gosport MYBC on the 1st and 2nd of April. More info can be found on https://modelmultis.wordpress.com/ ' alt=''>
  13. I was planning on bringing a new boat to the Nationals - I understand that the registrar will be away between now and then so I would like to know whether I can bring a new, measured boat, but without the 'official' paperwork from the registrar?
  14. Except the product in question is radio sailing - you are looking for customers even if you're not selling a boat. Probably/definitely going off topic, but as someone who's been pushing class associations at the show for 20 years you should be trying to hook them, figuring out where they're based, then pushing them onto their local club to them and whatever fleet they may sail there - thats where the perceived value in a class actually gets useful rather than the actual cost.
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